With LeGarrette Blount out with a sprained MCL, Earnest Graham becomes the main running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For those of you with Blount as your starting running back, Graham is a must grab player off the waiver wire this week.
While Graham hasn't done much to warrant fantasy excitement as a backup so far this year, he was actually pretty impressive during his first start of the season. Tampa Bay is at their best when they have a balanced offense, so they should continue to try to run the ball.
With Graham proving capable to carry the load, don't expect the Buccaneers to split carries too much between Graham and the other backs on the roster. He is also a capable receiver out of the backfield which will help him stay on the field on third downs.
If you need a second running back to start or a player to fill your flex position, Graham is that player.